Journalism/Video Production

Bob Lang      am honored and excited to introduce myself as your child's journalism teacher for 2018-19. This is my sixth year at Cario and 13th in the classroom. Currently, I oversee the production of Cario's school-wide daily news show. Before entering the teaching profession, I spent 16 years as a reporter at The (Charleston) Post and Courier newspaper where I wrote mostly sports stories and human interest pieces. My published works include a book, Guts & Glory: Memorable Moments in Citadel Athletics, and a number of articles in national publications, including The Washington Post and Athlon Sports.

      My wife, Grace, and I have been married 22 years and reside in Mt. Pleasant. We have two awesome college-age kids, Kyle and Emma, plus a quirky dog. Besides my family, I'm crazy about tennis, old cars (especially classic Corvettes), the soon-to-be-relevant-again Cleveland Browns and the South Carolina Gamecocks. When reading for fun, I like action/crime thrillers by such authors as Allan Folsom, Clive Cussler and Andrew Klavan.

Course Basics    
       This course introduces 6th, 7th and 8th graders to journalism (print and broadcast) with an emphasis on video news production. Here, students learn the basics of reporting, shooting and editing with video. Finished stories are broadcast on the Cario TV News show --known as CTV News -- presented each morning to all homerooms via SmartBoards on the school's computer network. Students will use real news stories as models for much of their work, with assignments tailored to their grade level. We use Canon Vixia HFR50 camcorders to record video and Microsoft Movie Maker 12 and/or Google's WeVideo for editing.

Class preparation requirements
      Students should expect to write every day, either on paper or computer. They need to come prepared with a pencil or pen. Journals won't be turned in but will be checked weekly.
Grading policy
      Students will be graded on their classwork (50%), video assignments (40%) and quizzes (10%). Students are responsible for making up missed work and are subject to earning zeroes for work not turned in.  Parents can keep track of their child's work through PowerSchool.

Behavior expectations
      Disruptions won't be tolerated. Students who behave in such a way as to detract from other students' learning are subject to consequences ranging from a warning to removal from the classroom. Parents should expect to be notified if their child exhibits negative behavior.

Contact me
      The best way to contact me is by using the Contact Me page or via direct email:

      To set up a conference, call the school at 843-856-4595.

      Thank you for supporting and encouraging your child in his or her schoolwork. With your help, we'll have an exciting and productive year.

      Go Comets!